Q: Can I build a handgun at 17 for hunting in maryland?
(1) A 17 year old cannot legally possess a handgun in the State of Mayland. You must be 21 or older to possess a handgun.
(2) A handgun is not used for "hunting" -- at least, nobody with any common sense or knowledge of hunting would accept the argument that your possession and use of a handgun was for this purpose. Not saying that hunting with a handgun is not possible, just that arguing to a judge or jury that you were merely plannng to hunt with your illegally possessed handgun will be as credible as a a thief claiming the recently stolen laptop in their possession was just innocently found on the sidewalk.
(3) Currently, federal and Maryland state laws do not prohibit a person otherwise legally permitted to possess a handgun from building one from unassembled parts (commonly known as "ghost guns"), but regulations and laws at both thefederal and state and county levels are under current consideration regarding those types of firearms.
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